Before starting with the topic, we would like to extend greetings on buying the new smart voice assistant based Amazon Echo or Google home device. However, if you are facing difficulty connecting the device to the Google wi-fi router, then no need to get disappointed as we have come up with the reliable and efficient solution.
When you configure the Echo or Google home, all the details are displayed on the App screen installed on the smartphone. During the setup process, you will find a procedure to link the device to the network. If you are not being able to establish the connection between the two even after implementing the steps according to the manual, then read the below mentioned troubleshooting steps.
- Enable an Airplane mode: If you are using the wi-fi for connecting the router to the smart device, then turn on airplane mode and disable it after 5 seconds. This will refresh the networking list and the data. The Airplane mode will also help in fetching the SSID which was deleted accidently earlier. Simply enable the Airplane mode and check if the problem has been resolved or not. Open the ‘Alexa’ app and setup the device again. If the problem is still at large, then try connecting to the Alexa through cellular data.
- Try different band: Most of the routers these days come with dual frequencies. You can connect to any single frequency out of the two. If there is 5 GHz band available both on the router and the device, then you can connect to it easily. If you have placed the Echo device away from the router, the 2.4 GHz band is most preferred in such cases.
- Reboot router: Google wi-fi routers mostly get fixed through the rebooting function. If your device is first connected to the internet but keeps on disconnecting after a short while, then try rebooting it. You can reboot the device manually by pressing the reset button for 10 seconds. You can reboot it by unplugging the device from the power supply and wait for 10 seconds. Connect to power supply and check if the problem has been resolved or not. This will definitely solve the Wi-Fi problem on your device.
- Connect to the power supply and check if the problem has been resolved or not. Apart from this, rebooting of Echo or Google home is required for router. The process to reboot the router or the Echo is almost similar to that of Google Wi-Fi router.
There are some routers that require additional setup in order to work well with the Echo or tap. So, read the guided manual available on the router website to check the details of the setup. If you want to enable the ‘Guest network’ then enable it from the router admin panel itself.For more information go to Google Wifi Mesh Setup.